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Startup News | The real money in virtual reality
DSO Portfolio company 360VUZ shares their story on Khaleej Times
Startup News | UAE’s first health insurance comparison platform launched
compareit4me.com, the Middle East-based comparison site, has launched the first automated, real-time, online health insurance comparison platform in the UAE.
Dtec Office Hours (March) | Legal Advice
Legal Advice ME hosted a free office hours session in which Dtec members were able to get free legal advice from their advisors.
DtecForum: Living in a Virtual World – The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality
More than 100 people attended our first Dtec Forum of 2017 held 21st March which focused on some of the most talked about technologies of the current era - Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
Dtec Learning by Digital Nexa and Talabat.com
16 entrepreneurs attended this highly interactive session and worked in teams to come up with customers’ personas and inbound content and strategies.
Dtec @ STEP Conference 2017
Dtec partnered with Step Conference again in 2017 and for the second year running hosted a Speed Networking Area with more than 250 people visiting our space over the course of the two day event
Industry News | Magnitt’s #MENAFounders Report on the DNA of a Successful MENA Startup
In the third of their series on the MENA startup ecosystem and to celebrate over 3,000 startups listed on the platform, MAGNiTT releases its research on the founders of MENA’s top 100 funded startups.
Industry news | It’s Official: Amazon Confirms Acquisition Of Souq.com; Deal Will Include PayFort
After many days of speculation, Amazon confirmed on Tuesday via a statement that it has acquired Middle East e-commerce website Souq.com.
Visit Dtec @ STEP 2017
While you're visiting Step Conference over the next two days don't forget to drop by and visit us in the Dtec space. We'll be running speed networking sessions and will be happy to meet and answer any questions you may have, or simply catch up if we haven't seen you in a while.
Shortlisted: 10 Startups To Look Out For At STEP Conference 2017
STEP Conference 2017, to be held on April 5-6, 2017 at the Dubai International Marine Club, is back and here are a few of picks in terms of MENA startups worth taking a look at STEP (and beyond) this year
Book your slot for the Dtec Forum | Living in a Virtual World – The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality
Join us on Tuesday 21st March from 6pm – 9pm for the first Dtec Forum of 2017 where we will be presenting how Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are changing the way we look at and experience the world around us.
360eLearn on Khaleej Times: A 360-degree view to e-learning
Meet 360eLearn, a Dtec company and Silicon Oasis Founders portfolio company, as its Founder Azzam Sheer shares how e-learning is a big opportunity in the MENA region via this article on Khaleej Times
UDENZ reaches 2000 Register Dentists in MENA at AEEDC 2017
UDENZ announces the successful registration of 2000 practicing dentists in the Middle East from the recently concluded UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC.
SME profile: The Dubai tech start-up that has been turning heads in Silicon Valley
Get to know one of DSOA's Portfolio Companies, Wrappup, a startup that is developing a technology platform to improve efficiency in the process of tracking and documenting meetings. The team brought home the grand prize in the 2015 Dubai Angel Hack. Read on for the full article on The National
Challenges Persist In Raising Venture Funds In The Middle East
Daniel dos Reis (Senior Portfolio Manager, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority) and Dr. Philip Boigner (CEO, Innovation Development Oman) explore the challenges that persist with raising venture funds in the Middle East via their article published on Forbes Middle East.
Why A Sense Of Urgency Is Essential For A Startup
Dtec Incubation Manager, Sirine Fadoul, tackles the concept of having a sense of urgency for startups and asks selected Founders how they define this concept, and how they apply and exemplify this in their respective ventures.
Melltoo expands to Saudi with new funding
The Dubai-headquartered peer-to-peer marketplace Melltoo has said they are ready to expand to Saudi Arabia now they have acquired new funding, having raised $1 million bridge round.
STEP gets $2M Series A, plans a digital media empire
STEP Group has closed a Series A funding round with a $2 million investment from regional investors, including Wamda Capital, Equitrust, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and international VC firm North Base Media.
ShortPoint on Khaleej Times: Going global from the UAE
Get to know Dtec-based startup ShortPoint, a Software-as-a-Service venture that created a user interface platform to give businesses end-to-end control over their customer's digital experience via their feature on Khaleej Times. Read on for the full article
Jibber Jabber on Khaleej Times: Tool to tame time, the final frontier
Dtec company Jibber Jabber shares with Khaleej Times how Jibber Jabber started and aims to help students navigate through academic life via an app that is "a mashup of syllabi, mobile phone calendar and artificial intelligence scheduling." Read on for the full article
Stukk, UDENZ, PerksPlus and Ishto make it to Forbes Middle East’s List of 50 UAE Startups to Watch
Stukk, UDENZ, PerksPlus and Ishto make it to Forbes Middle East' List of 50 UAE Startups to Watch
Clip the Deal on Khaleej Times: The real deal is relentless execution
Up and coming startup and Dtec portfolio company, Clip the Deal, tells their story to Khaleej Times on how it all began and how their journey in achieving their contribution to digitization through their startup. Read on for the full article
Wrappup shares their story on Khaleej Times
Dtec portfolio company, Wrappup shares their story with Khaleej Times in line with the 3 pillars in focus that make a great startup in the UAE: Talent, Infrastructure and Capital. Read on for the article by Sanjiv Purushotham, published on Khaleej Times on 12th December 2016:
Book your slot at the next TechForum: Science Fiction to Science Fact
This month, TechForum tackles how the things that we once thought were science fiction are today becoming a reality. From voice control such as Siri, to virtual reality and 3D printing, the session will look at how such technologies have been inspired and influenced by science fiction.
Nashtariy at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China
In an interview for Vision magazine during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, Nashtariy Founder and Managing Directory Ahmed Elhusseiny Eid gives a background on the company and answers questions in relation promoting Chinese – Arab trade.
Dubai Silicon Oasis hosts third Entrepreneur Day event and start-up competition at DTEC
Dubai Silicon Oasis hosts its third Entrepreneur Day attracting 350 participants and 76 startups, with ‘Clip the Deal’ taking home the US$10,000 Cash Award for Startup of the Year
Woolah gets featured on StartupHouse: How to Find time to Travel Despite Being a Startup Founder
San Francisco-based startup community, StartupHouse, gets to know our Dtec member, Woolah, and their story as they are featured in the former's blog. Read on for the full article.
Dubai Silicon Oasis To Host Third Consecutive Entrepreneur Day Event And Competition
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), announced its plan to host ‘The Entrepreneur Day’ (TED) business plan competition on November 16, 2016 at the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), the largest technology incubation and co-working centre in the region.
Boloro And BanQu Win ‘Innovate for Refugees’ MIT Enterprise Forum Global Competition
Boloro and BanQu win the 'Innovate for Refugees' global competition held by MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab and sponsored by Zain Group, MBC Hope, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
The 50 Most Promising U.A.E. Startups
Forbes Middle East announces its list of Top 50 Most Promising UAE Startups
The New Interest Based Social Innovation Platform Woolah! has Launched
Woolah launches as a curated online community to discover, connect and share with others about hobbies and skills that matter most to them.
BECO Capital leads investment round for Dubai-based Wrappup
Dubai-based recording app Wrappup has closed a seed funding round led by Middle East and North Africa focussed venture capital firm BECO Capital.
Compareit4me closes $2.4m investment round
Compareit4me receives total of $2.4 million bridget funding investment from Wamda Capital, STC Ventures and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Create@ Alibaba Global Startup Contest hosted by DTEC
As part of the global roll out of Create @Alibaba Cloud Startup Program (CACSC), we are pleased to be hosting the Dubai Startup Contest in DTEC on 21st September from 10am - 2pm.
Applications open for Innovation 4 Impact competition 2016
Apply now for Innovation 4 Impact 2016. Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and Thomson Reuters in collaboration with the American Muslim Consumer Consortium have announced the launch of the 2016 competition, taking place at Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016.
DTEC company ShortPoint presented live at SAPPHIRE Now, SAP’s largest annual event
DTEC company ShortPoint has integrated their web design product ShortPoint into SAP's products and have been working with SAP's product management teams all over the world.
DTEC COMPANY BOLORO LAUNCH ‘GROUND BREAKING’ MOBILE PAYMENTS ECOSYSTEM TO BOOST FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN SOUTH AFRICA
At the recent World Economic Forum on Africa event, Mobicah and Boloro launched "ground breaking" mobile payments system in townships of South Africa with Big Save Group.
Marc James, Boloro
ChefXChange Wins First Place at Arabnet Beirut
DTEC Company ChefXChange brought home first place at the Startup Demo competition at Arabnet Beirut 2016.
www.chefexhchange.com
DTEC company Hajjnet interviewed for The Economist
In late 2014 The Economist Magazine travelled around Dubai interviewing Start ups. One of the startups they followed was DTEC company Hajjnet. One year on they are back to track Hajjnet's progress.
by DTEC
Noongam win The Entrepreneur Day Startup competition
Congratulations to Noongam on winning the top prize at The Entrepreneur Day annual startup pitch competition.
by DTEC
BitOasis featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East
BitOasis a DTEC tech startup featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East. We congratulate the team and wish them more success.
by DTEC
DTEC Inaugurated
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), officially inaugurated the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC).
by DSO